From the Chief Justice

Mar 22, 2017

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

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State of the Judiciary 
The 2017 State of the Judiciary address will be presented to a joint session of the state legislature on Monday, Mar 27 at 4PM. The address will be broadcast live on the California Channel



$25 Million Grant Program for Trial and Appellate Courts

The Judicial Council is administering a $25 million grant program intended to promote innovation, modernization, and efficiency in trial and appellate courts. In March 2017, the Judicial Council awarded approximately $23.5 million to projects that will directly benefit 39 court jurisdictions. For information about the grant program, visit the program page.

Traffic/Infraction Amnesty Program

An amnesty program in California is now discounting traffic and non-traffic infractions that were due on or before Jan 1, 2013, and is helping those seeking driver's license reinstatements. The program runs through April 3, 2017 (Note new date). For information and links to local court websites, visit the program page.

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Of Current Interest

Mar 28, 2017

Courts Closed Friday

California courts and judicial branch offices will be closed Mar 31 in observance of César Chávez Day.
Mar 27, 2017

New Directory on Immigration Issues

A new online directory on the California Courts online self-help center provides a comprehensive set of links to information and resources for immigrants who must access the legal system.
Mar 24, 2017

Court Innovation Grants Approved

At its Mar 24 meeting, the Judicial Council approved $23.5 million in grants to support programs to make courts more efficient, accessible, and easier to use. See other council actions.
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